‘Was nervous to work with father’
I was very nervous to work with Dad, but he is very kind. He helped me feel comfortable. And after a couple of days we both had fun
Shahid Kapoor, actor
Actor Shahid Kapoor (above), who, for the first time, features alongside his father Pankaj Kapur (inset) in Vikas Bahl’s recent romantic comedy, says he was “very nervous” while sharing screen space with the veteran actor.
“I was very nervous to work with Dad, but he is very kind. He helped me feel more comfortable. And after a couple of days we both had fun,” Shahid says.
“I hope I’ve lived up to Vikas’ expectations because he is the person I am trying to live up to in any way. It was an honour to share screen space with dad,” the 34-year-old adds.
This is a kind of “family film” for Shahid as it also marks the debut of his half-sister Sanah Kapoor. Asked whether he saw any hidden talent in her while working in the film, Shahid said: “Her talent is not hidden, it’s there for the world to see. She got this role by auditioning for it on her own merit. I’m proud of her.” The romantic comedy is Shahid’s first film after his marriage to Delhi girl Mira Rajput in July. The film also stars actor Alia Bhatt. The actor said that he didn’t do entertaining love stories after Jab We Met (2007) because it was “rare to find content which is unique and fresh in this space”. But with this film, he felt “all the characters were new and the world that Vikas wanted to create of destination wedding was quite fairytalish”. “It’s something which I’ve never experienced before in films. It’s a movie that is accessible to everybody,” he added. Shahid also said that after doing a intense and dark film like Haider (2014), Shaandaar was a perfect change for him.